Monday, January 6, 2014
My word for the year is "hopeful". I love the word hope, the sound of it is full of great expectation. Such a big word for only 4 letters. It's a word that sounds like it could take down giants in order to see something brought to fruition. Webster defines hope as " to cherish a desire with anticipation". The Bible links hope with faith "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". This isn't passive hope that wrings its hands and is fearful something won't happen. This is hope that believes it will happen and makes plans for it. That's the kind of hope I'm talking about.
So, in anticipation that it will happen, these are the things I am hopeful for this year.
I am hopeful that my family and friends will be in good health and prosper
I am hopeful that my Sweetie's new business will prosper and succeed
I am hopeful that I will paint more and open my Etsy Shoppe in late summer
I am hopeful that I will blog more regularly
I am hopeful that I will garden more this year
I am hopeful that my husband and I will find time to "get away" more often
I am hopeful that I will organize my house
I am hopeful that I will enjoy more family and friend get togethers
I am hopeful that I will see healing in this country and not factions
I am hopeful that my older sister will be cancer free
I am hopeful that I will reconnect with old friendships
I am hopeful that I will stay connected to more recent friendships
Ok, I'll stop there but I could keep going, there is always something to be hopeful for.
What are you hopeful for this year?